Religion

African clergy join fight to save elephants and rhinos from poaching

By Fredrick Nzwili NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The escalating slaughter of elephants and rhinos is drawing the anger of conservationist clerics, who have begun enlisting church members in the battle to save Africa’s wildlife. The post African clergy join fight to save elephants and rhinos from poaching appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Local News

Gov. Rick Scott helps serve world's largest Key lime pie

Gov. Rick Scott helped serve what is being called the world’s largest Key lime pie Tuesday. The giant pastry was the featured attraction to commemorate Florida Keys Day at the state Capitol. Monroe County business and government leaders converged in Tallahassee to bring awareness to the state’s southernmost island chain. The mammoth pie’s ingredients include the juice of 5,760 tiny yellow Key limes, 200 pounds of graham crackers and 55 gallons of sweetened condensed milk. It has a diameter of 97 inches, an estimated weight of 1,000 pounds and can be cut into more than 1,000 slices. Believed to have originated in Key West in the late 1800s, Key lime pie was designated Florida’s official pie in 2006 by the state legislature. Photos: Scott serves up giant key lime pie …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Education

For this week's "Get to Know a Degree" series, we suggest attending our Carnival...

By Florida Atlantic University For this week’s “Get to Know a Degree” series, we suggest attending our Carnival of Majors Fair! Students can meet with faculty & advisors from #FAU’s Colleges to learn about degree majors, complimentary minors and how your degree will prepare you for a career. …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Religion

“Bling Bishop” Fired * “Conscious Uncoupling” * Pre-mortem Obits: Wednesday’s Roundup

By David Gibson Actor James Rebhorn penned a lovely obit for himself before he died. A Virginia Christian school boots an 8-year-old girl over her boyish qualities. The Limburg bishop is officially toast, as is the Paltrow-Martin marriage, via a neologism. The post “Bling Bishop” Fired * “Conscious Uncoupling” * Pre-mortem Obits: Wednesday’s Roundup appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Christian

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Hobby Lobby’s Challenge to Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate

By Heather Clark WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument on Tuesday surrounding Hobby Lobby’s challenge to the Obamacare abortion pill mandate, as well as a challenge from Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, a Mennonite-owned kitchen cabinet company. As previously reported, the Obama administration had filed an appeal to the Supreme Court in September in an effort to force the popular craft chain Hobby Lobby to comply with the abortion pill mandate in the Affordable Care Act. It asked the court to overturn a preliminary injunction that was granted to the company this past July. Hobby Lobby offers birth control coverage to its employees but refuses to provide coverage for the morning-after and week-after pill, which it believes are abortifacients. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, the plaintiff in the second case before the court, filed suit in December 2012 against the mandate, stating that it has never provided insurance coverage for medications that induce abortions, and doesn’t plan on doing so. It explained that terminating a life after conception violates its sincerely-held Mennonite beliefs, stating that it “is an intrinsic evil and a sin against God.” However, a federal judge appointed by George W. Bush rejected the corporation’s request for an injunction, stating that for-profit businesses …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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